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New Glasses Legislation

20 Jun 2018 |

No Glasses Allowed for New Passport Photos. Are you going overseas soon? We’ll make sure you have those contact lenses handy for your next passport photo. Australian Government have set a new rule commencing from the 1st of July, to ban glasses from passport photos. Make an appointment with mark today to get yourself organised. … Continue reading New Glasses Legislation

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Winter is upon us!

7 Jun 2018 |

Winter and Contact Lenses The cold weather combined with winds, rain and other environmental factors, can really take a toll on our eyes. Believe it or not, the winter air is actually drier than any other season so here are some top tips to save your eyes this winter:  Contact Lenses shouldn’t be worn if … Continue reading Winter is upon us!

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  Mark gets a mention with the Orthokeratology Society of Oceana for his lecture on Myopia Control at the Australian Vision Convention. Big Nerd! We invest a lot in education, time and instrumentation for our short sighted junior patients. Including measuring axial length for myopia progression. We obviously think that it’s important! see: http://www.oso.net.au/whats-the-latest

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Did you realise that the prevalence of myopia in 12 year old kids in Australia doubled between 2005 and 2011? Being short sighted carries with it a life long risk of retinal detachment, cataract, glaucoma as well as not seeing clearly at distance. What can be done you ask? Ortho-k contact lenses seem to work … Continue reading Myopia Control MiSight Contact Lenses

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John Mountford is retiring mid 2018 and will be a great loss to us specialty contact lens practitioners. This is a quick blog to pay a debt of gratitude to an absolute legend of our specialty contact lens space –  John Mountford.  For the best part of half a century he has dedicated his time … Continue reading Wishing an Awesome Retirement for John Mountford Optometrist Contact Lens Specialist

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April 7, 2018 :: http://www.optometry.org.au/qld/professional-development-events/australian-vision-convention.aspx  :: Mark presented the latest research on Myopia Control for kids with progressive myopia and the use of orthoK for this.  The incidence of myopia slide highlighted: —1 in 6 of the world’s population is myopic (2018) :: —1/3 of these reside in SE Asia :: —Taiwan close to 90% … Continue reading Mark Presents at Australian Vision Convention 2018 – Myopia Control and Orthokeratology

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We have this NOW! Due to hit (the rest of) Australia in 2018 with around the clock axis for astigmatism.  If you have not been able to be fit with soft daily disposable contact lenses due to not being available those miserable days might be at an end. ACUVUE OASYS® 1-DAY for ASTIGMATISM is designed … Continue reading Acuvue Oasys One Day For Astigmatism – pre-release.. oh yeah!

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